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Simone Manuel will go down in history. Making a staple for her name, African Americans, women in general, and showing the world that #BlackGirlMagic!

“I hope that I can be an inspiration to others, so this medal is for the people who come behind me and get into the sport and hopefully find love and drive to get to this point.” – says Manuel

Simone definitely gave world-record holder, Cate Campbell, a run for her money!

‘I think that this win helps bring hope and change to some of the issues that are going on in the world, but I mean, I went out there and swam as fast as I could and my color just comes with the territory.  This medal is not just for me. It’s for some of the African-Americans that have came before me and have been inspirations and mentors to me. I hope that I can be an inspiration for others.” – The Jasmine Brand

 

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